Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care Christmas Card

Hello everyone!  Can you believe it is December already?  My how time flies when you are having fun.  And speaking of fun, I am having so much fun with Pam Bray's new Christmas stamp sets.  

If you know anything about me, you know I love dimension, and I found this fabulous pop-up fireplace card on my Silhouette.  It was just what I needed to hang my stamped Christmas stockings and place my gift box.  Yeah, only one gift so far, but it is early.  LOL

Here is the front of the card.  I folded a print card stock in half to make a 5" x 7" card, stamped and colored  Santa onto white card stock and cut around him, adhering to a 3" doily.  Dear Santa ... was stamped onto a note card from the paper collection, and a Santa definition from my Silhouette added.
And here is what you see on the inside.  Isn't this fabulous?  I cut the pop-up out in full once, and two more times in the parts I needed so I could have the base (beige), the red bricks (red), and the wooden mantel (tan).  I ran the tan mantel piece through a woodgrain embossing folder and darkened the grain with a brown ink.  The red piece was embossed with a brick embossing folder and highlighted with a white ink.  Now to hang the stockings with care, and set the first present nearby.  
Here is a view from above.  You can see the stamped sentiment from Pam's Christmas Collection 2, stamped in green StazOn and die cut with a fancy labels die.
Here is a close-up view of those cute stockings and present that I stamped onto white card stock, colored and cut out to hang on the mantel.  I used a red Pico embellisher pen to make the berry dots on the garland, and on the stockings.



Supplies:

Sin City Stamps:  Pam's Christmas Collection and Pam's Christmas Collection 2
Spellbinders Fancy Labels die
Card stock:  white, beige, tan, red, 
Copic markers in reds, greens, yellows
Ink Pads:  Green StazOn, Memories Black, brown distress, white chalk 
Irresistible Pico Embellisher: Love Letter Red

Thanks for stopping by today, and please be sure to check back often.  I am going to be sharing some more fun Christmas cards using these two stamp sets, and of course, there is always so much more inspiration from the rest of the team.  

Have a wonderful, creative week!

Barbara